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‘Paul McCartney: The Life’: A full account of the legend’s post-Beatles years

‘Paul McCartney: The Life’: A full account of the legend’s post-Beatles years

By Dwight Garner
May 6, 2016

NEW YORK, May 6 — Philip Norman’s Shout!: The Beatles in Their Generation (1981), his important early biography of the band, was embraced by John Lennon’s fans but less so by Paul McCartney’s. Norman took the side of the rebellious Beatle, not the tuneful and adorable one. McCartney was said to loathe the book, and to enjoy mispronouncing its title as a barnyard epithet. Thirty-five years later, as if to make amends, here is Norman with Paul McCartney: The Life. It’s an enormous and... Read more

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By: Paola Crespo (THE LINEUP)

The grisly Moors Murders of Ian Brady and Myra Hindley NEW YORK, May 6 — Between 1963 and 1965, Ian Brady and his lover and partner Myra Hindley abducted, raped, tortured, and murdered five young victims, ranging from 10 to 17 years old, in... Read more

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Book signed by Anne Frank sells for US$62,500 NE WYORK, May 6 — A book of fairy tales that belonged to Anne Frank sold for US$62,500 (RM250,840) at a New York auction yesterday, Swann Auction Galleries said. The 1925 edition... Read more

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‘The End of the Alchemy’: The book that will save banking from itself NEW YORK, May 5 ― One of my favorite memories of my brief life on Wall Street in the late 1980s is of Mervyn King’s visit. A year after Professor King ― as I still think of him ― had been my... Read more

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By Dan Tepfer

‘The Jazz of Physics’: As goes music, so goes the universe NEW YORK, May 5 — “If the structure of the universe is a result of a pattern of vibration, what causes the vibration?”  Stephon Alexander asks in his new book, The Jazz of Physics.  And... Read more



Unwanted houseguest lurks right beneath their feet in ‘Crawlspace’

By Daniel O’Connor (The Line-up)

Unwanted houseguest lurks right beneath their feet in ‘Crawlspace’ NEW YORK, May 4 — We’ve all had an unwanted houseguest at one time or another; young Richard Atlee took this experience to a chilling extreme. Albert and Alice Graves moved to rural New... Read more

Deadly dosage: Six chilling true crimes of murder by injection

By DeAnna Janes (The Line-up)

Deadly dosage: Six chilling true crimes of murder by injection NEW YORK, May 4 — Just when you think you’ve heard every iteration of serial killer crazy, these psychos come in put everyone to shame with their M.O. — murder by injection. That’s right:... Read more

‘Flags of Our Fathers’ author now doubts his father was in Iwo Jima photo

‘Flags of Our Fathers’ author now doubts his father was in Iwo Jima photo WASHINGTON, May 4 — The identity of a US serviceman in one of the most iconic photographs of World War II, the raising of the American flag over Iwo Jima, has been called into question by... Read more

JK Rowling apologises for the death of Harry Potter’s Remus Lupin

JK Rowling apologises for the death of Harry Potter’s Remus Lupin LONDON, May 3 — On the anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts yesterday, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has apologised to fans for killing off Remus Lupin. “Once again, it’s the... Read more


Seeking justice, Michael Chabon takes on Israel’s occupation of Palestine

Seeking justice, Michael Chabon takes on Israel’s occupation of Palestine JERUSALEM, May 3 — American author Michael Chabon’s Jewish identity has long been central to his work. From 2001’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay — the... Read more

Proust’s personal archives to go under hammer in Paris auction

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Elizabeth Gilbert on ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ turning 10

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Little sugarcoating in Cao Wenxuan’s children’s books

Little sugarcoating in Cao Wenxuan’s children’s books BEIJING, May 2 — Sunshine and playtime are not the hallmarks of Cao Wenxuan’s stories for children. Instead, there are mass starvation and displacement, flooding, plagues of locusts, and... Read more


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Pakistani labourers read newspapers as they rest on a cart at a market in Rawalpindi on May 6, 2016. — AFP pic

Pakistani labourers read newspapers as they rest on a cart at a market in Rawalpindi on May 6, 2016. — AFP pic